As sure as spring follows winter (in normal countries at least, not this one) you can be sure US satirist and chat show host Jon Stewart will provide a fun interview with whoever is on his show.
His latest guest was none other than 'Star Wars: Episode VII' director J.J. Abrams and the pair seemed to have a lot of fun geeking out over Abrams' next film and his current one, 'Star Trek Into Darkness'.
Stewart summed up his feelings best when he told fellow geek Abrams: "I'm not gonna even go to these conventions anymore, I'm just gonna sit on your lap."
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There to promote his second 'Star Trek', the 'Super 8' director went on to describe his role as director of 'Episode VII' as a "surreal thrill, a total honour".
When Stewart brought up the differences between the two series he described George Lucas' saga as more of a story about good versus evil than 'Star Trek', which dealt more with the philosophical grey area in between.
Abrams responded with agreement: "'Star Trek' was overtly a kind of allegory of today whereas 'Star Wars' was more epic... it didn't even feel like science fiction to me, which I know sounds crazy but 'Star Wars' didn't feel like sci-fi where 'Star Trek' did."
This came after another discussion about the differences between the two series in which Abrams said: "It's like saying 'Oh you're making another movie with bipeds who live in structures and wear material'."
Proving himself to just as geeky as the director Stewart described 'Star Wars' as like a western to which Abrams added that it was also a lot like a samurai film.
Asking about 'Episode VII', Stewart probed the director about the approach he's taking with the new film.
"We're delving [into it] now but it's so early that I have nothing to talk about other than its exciting."
Oh J.J. you big tease you.
Abrams also repeated his story about how as a child he wasn't a fan of 'Star Trek': "It was too philosophical for me". He then talked about the writing process for his cinematic takes on the series, saying that the aim was to get a script that pleased himself, his producer who had never seen the show and the 'Trek' fans that were all involved.
You can watch J.J. Abrams on The Daily Show here in the UK tonight (May 14th) at 11pm on Comedy Central Extra.
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